A Brazilian Reasons

In a funny sort of way, the word “Brazilian” sounds more like an unfathomably large number than an ethnicity. Well here in the Valley, a very fathomable number -- 365 days -- equals a Brazilian. For the last four years, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East 2nd Street, has been hosting the annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival, a day dedicated to celebrating all things Brazil in remembrance of the nation’s Independence Day.

The way the Samba makes your body shake, the way “Rio De Janeiro” drips off the lips, and the way Capoeira is at once poetic and bellicose, the people of Brazil have truly contributed their fair share of beauty to the world’s great stage. Sometimes wild, sometimes sensuous, always deeply human, and well worthy of celebration. The fifth annual Brazilian Day Arizona takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. For more details on the day’s many attractions, visit or call 480-499 8587.

Sat., Sept. 6, 12-6 p.m., 2014
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Rob is a Phoenix native, husband, dad, and an active member in the local music scene. He's written original songs for feature films.
Contact: Rob Kroehler